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User Info: Truebt504

Truebt504
6 years ago#1
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2015/11/ars-benchmarks-show-significant-performance-hit-for-steamos-gaming/

User Info: cody4783

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6 years ago#2
http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/916373-pc/72816881
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User Info: R_Jackal

R_Jackal
6 years ago#3
New OS. To be honest, I'm surprised it's doing as well as it is.

User Info: Orestes417

Orestes417
6 years ago#4
Not a new OS at all, and the proper phrasing would be that ports of Windows games for Linux based OSes sometimes have weaker performance. That should shock precisely no one.
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User Info: EpicKingdom_

EpicKingdom_
6 years ago#5
Windows is life.

User Info: SinisterSlay

SinisterSlay
6 years ago#6
Orestes417 posted...
Not a new OS at all, and the proper phrasing would be that ports of Windows games for Linux based OSes sometimes have weaker performance. That should shock precisely no one.


This exactly.

Article even says source games, which got rewritten for native linux, work just fine.
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User Info: Truebt504

Truebt504
6 years ago#7
Yes but some of those fps dips are serious

User Info: JKatarn

JKatarn
6 years ago#8
Orestes417 posted...
Not a new OS at all, and the proper phrasing would be that ports of Windows games for Linux based OSes sometimes have weaker performance. That should shock precisely no one.


"This just in! Game built around DirectX/Windows drivers performs worse when ported to different API/driver"

This is really the main obstacle for SteamOS, and the one their marketing purported to be handling with custom drivers etc. Of course, never say never, they could smooth things over, but without wider adoption, I don't see, for example AMD and Nvidia putting a lot of effort into their Linux drivers.
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User Info: superdarkshadow

superdarkshadow
6 years ago#9
Between less mature drivers, some ports using wrappers, some partly using automated porting tools and there just being less experience in OpenGL coding, I'm not surprised.

That being said, I hope the ports will improve. Borderlands TPS for example, runs much worse on my Linux partition.
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User Info: godplaysSNES

godplaysSNES
6 years ago#10
SinisterSlay posted...
Orestes417 posted...
Not a new OS at all, and the proper phrasing would be that ports of Windows games for Linux based OSes sometimes have weaker performance. That should shock precisely no one.


This exactly.

Article even says source games, which got rewritten for native linux, work just fine.


Only Left 4 Dead 2 had competetive performance though

It's quite bad that even Valve didn't do the necessary work for more than just one game
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